FKA Twigs testifies before Congress, Google's Magenta Studio, Saba spotlight

FKA Twigs testifies before Congress, Google's Magenta Studio, Saba spotlight

Studio Tool You Need 🎹

Google's Magenta Studio is a suite of AI-powered tools designed to enhance the music creation process within Ableton Live. It includes features like a melody generator, drum pattern generator, and a tool that suggests composition continuations based on your existing work. These tools use machine learning to understand and complement your music, offering a new layer of creativity and inspiration. Magenta Studio is available as a free download, so check it out!

Production Sauce 🎵

Luca Bade aka Badeo, shows how to use Ableton’s Vocoder creatively. The vocoder can replace the original signal with an external source you choose, it responds to the amplitude much like sidechaining or gating. It’s a brilliant and easy way to add cool rhythms to pads. Check it out here!

News You Should Hear About ⚠️

British electronic artist FKA Twigs testified in front of Congress on Tuesday, advocating for the responsible use and regulation of AI deepfake models. The artist, who is currently working on her own deepfake "AI Twigs" model to interact with fans, emphasized the need for legislative action regarding the use of AI.

“These and similar emerging technologies are highly valuable tools both artistically and commercially when under the control of the artist. What is not acceptable is when my art and my identity can simply be taken by a third party and exploited falsely for their own gain without my consent due to the absence of appropriate legislative control," Twigs stated to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property.

Read more about the story, first published by The Rolling Stone.

An Industry Secret They Don't Want You To Know 🤫

How do you protect your beats before uploading them online? You can register them through YouTube's Content ID! Basically, you upload your beat to YouTube's audio detection system. If anybody uploads a video using your music, they'll receive a copyright claim. If they decide not to purchase the license, you can monetize their video.

Artists We Love 🎤

As one of our generation's most unique and important voices in hip hop, Saba continues to root his musical career in authenticity. Just by listening to his music, you can easily feel an intimate connection, from the lyrical deliveries, variety of production, and even the artwork. Saba cements himself as one of the most influential independent Black artists of today. Our favorite tracks, "Still" "Few Good Things" and his latest single "head.rap" are all streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

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